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Here is my ghost story. Well, to be honest, I've never been one to truly believe in ghosts, but this experience still gives me goosebumps when I think about it. My first partner and I were visiting Salzburg Austria back in the early 90s. We booked a room in a very old B&B called the Altstadhotel. We had an exhausting day of exploring beautiful Salzburg and retired to our room after a final evening stroll along the Salzach river. We both fell asleep quickly under the down comforters. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., however, we both woke up shrieking simultaneously. We had both just experienced the same phenomenon. Both of us felt a presence hovering directly over us. In the moment it felt very real and very malevolent. I had broken out in a cold sweat and Craig was trembling uncontrollably. When we compared notes on what just happened to us, on went the lights for the rest of the night. Neither one of us slept a wink and we checked out of the hotel and into another the very next morning.

How about you? Do you believe in spooks? Do you have your own ghost story?

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Chester and Lissy with the pumpkin we carved last night

October 31, 2012

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  2) That would be fun for Ann by AnnetteK — 265
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  4) Fiat-Chrysler is way too big for Romney. I read by LaurenMonica — 251
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12) Somebody wants an open race by GOPGO2H3LL — 147
13) The Fourth Estate no longer exists. by Troubadour — 139
14) Hahahahahaha Priceless by LaurenMonica — 138
15) Hello, my name is Mitt Romney. by Sam Sara — 133
16) And Alan West by edwardssl — 130
17) I'm really getting tired of this. by Kelly of PA — 126
18) And Cantor! n/t by Emerson — 122
19) Mitt wanted to end FEMA. Repeat. by kravitz — 121
20) I'd actually take great pleasure by SophiesWhirled — 119
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22) When I was a little kid, by Crashing Vor — 116
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26) This tells me Christie by Steven D — 107
27) Good work, tech team! by Cardinal Fang — 97
28) And Joe Walsh! by elwior — 96
29) Hey, he's blunt when I can't stand him and he's by Wildthumb — 95
30) romney was told yesterday by the RedCross to by Olympia — 95
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